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This report is extracted from the 1000 Section (Confirmed Newspaper Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.   Either a compiler, publisher or repository had confirmed the existance of this index and supplied information for the report. See the INTRODUCTION for the methodology used in compiling the LATHROP REPORT.

REPORT NO:  1098A Previous Report (1097A)  |  Next Report (1099A)
INDEX NAME:  Illinois State Journal, 1831-1860
  • ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL Springfield IL 1831-1860
Old State Capitol
Springfield IL 62706
Telephone: (217) 782-4836
AVAILABILITY:  Two bound copies of the original are located at the Illinois State Historical Library. Microfilm copies of the original on 35mm positive film are available for purchase. The index occupies two reels: 1831-1850 and 1851-1860. The price is $8.50 per reel. Copies of the index and corresponding newspapers are available for public use in the Illinois State Historical Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  "The compiler's goal has been to include every item pertaining to the State of Illinois; to any county, city, or other political subdivision thereof; to any body of water or watercourse within or bounding Illinois; to any inhabitant of the state (including items relating to any inhabitant before or after his time in Illinois); to any partnership, firm, company, corporation, society or similar organization within the State; to any visitor to the State, during his visit; and to any person, firm, etc., connected in any way with Illinois."
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The original is a book-form index in two volumes, 1831-1850 and 1851-1860. The page size is 10x14 inches. Copies of the index are 35mm microfilm. The index has about 1000 pages in total. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, with both subjects and personal names interfiled in the same index. Entries consist of the headline or a brief annotation, followed by the citation. Within each subject, the entries are strung together, one after another, in chronological order. The citation consists of the date (mo-dy-yr), page and column.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Over 27,000 subject headings in the index. No estimate of entry count.
1. Herbert O. Brayer. "Preliminary guide to indexed newspapers in the United States, 1850-1900". Mississippi Valley Historical Review, v.33, #2, Sept. 2, 1946.
2. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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